OPERA


Reviews


L'italiana in Algeri (Garsington Opera at Wormsley)
Garsington treats Rossini's barely-comic opera to a lavish production by Will Tuckett
Der Ring des Nibelungen (Leeds Town Hall and tour)
Opera North's ambitious project to tour a complete Ring cycle is triumphantly fulfilled
The Threepenny Opera (Olivier, National Theatre)
Rory Kinnear stars in Simon Stephens' reworking of this dark classic
Oedipe (Royal Opera House)
The talents of La Fura dels Baus bring a vibrant originality to Enescu's opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Glyndebourne)
Annabel Arden's new production of Rossini's comic opera is a summer treat
Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg (Glyndebourne)
Wagner's comedy returns to open this year's festival on the Sussex Downs
Madam Butterfly (London Coliseum)
English National Opera revives Anthony Minghella's popular production
Pleasure (Snape Maltings Britten Studio and tour)
A new opera by Mark Simpson set in the toilets of a gay nightclub
Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera House)
Katie Mitchell's conceptually interesting production is a mitigated success
The Importance of Being Earnest (Barbican Theatre)
The Royal Opera revives Gerald Barry's madcap opera to dazzling effect